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COVID-19 Update: Dear Applicants and Potential Participants,

Beginning January 1, 2023 Conservation Legacy will no longer require COVID-19 vaccination for members, staff or volunteers.

COVID-19 vaccinations are still highly recommended and encouraged by the organization, and we will closely monitor the national picture as well as our own trends and protocols as we continue to navigate the pandemic.

In Service,

Conservation Legacy and Program Staff

Crew Leader

Southwest Conservation Corps’ Crew Leaders perform many roles and are the key to our program’s success. The position is multi-faceted and demanding, but with opportunity for enormous rewards. Successful candidates will demonstrate resourcefulness, effective communication skills, excellent judgement, maturity, initiative, professionalism, and the desire to devote themselves to a crew experience where the needs of others are placed above oneself. The Crew Leader position requires, mentorship, patience, technical aptitude, focus on efficiency, and a high level of comfort in the outdoors. Crew Leaders are ultimately responsible for successes and short-comings of the crew.

AmeriCorps Crew Leader Development Program

Based in Durango and Salida, the Crew Leader Development Program engages members with some previous experience to complete a variety of conservation projects while also receiving training and certifications to help prepare them for leadership roles with SCC or other conservation corps.

Field Supervisor Leadership • Four Corners & Los Valles Regions

Position TitleLocationDates of EmploymentApplication
Adult Program Field SupervisorSalida, CO • Los Valles RegionMarch 11 - November 1, 2024Apply here!
Ecological Monitoring Field SupervisorDurango, CO • Four Corners RegionMarch 18 (Flexible Start) - October 18, 2024Apply here!

Adult Program Leadership • Four Corners & Los Valles Regions

Position TitleLocationDates of EmploymentApplication
Adult Program Crew LeaderSalida, CO • Los Valles RegionApril 1 - Late October or Early November, 2024Apply here!
Adult Program Crew Leader Development Program (CLDP)Salida, CO • Los Valles RegionApril 1 - Late October or Early November, 2024Apply here!
Adult Program Crew LeaderDurango, CO • Four Corners RegionMarch 25 - November 15, 2024Apply here!
Adult Program Crew Leader Development Program (CLDP)Durango, CO • Four Corners RegionMarch 25 - November 15, 2024Apply here!

Youth Program Leadership • Four Corners & Los Valles Regions

Position TitleLocationDates of EmploymentApplication
Youth Program Crew LeaderDurango, CO • Four Corners RegionMarch 25 - August 9, 2024 (with potential to extend)Apply here!
Youth Program Crew Leader Development Program (CLDP)Durango, CO • Four Corners RegionMarch 25 - August 9, 2024 (with potential to extend)Apply here!
Youth Program Crew LeaderSalida, CO • Los Valles RegionVarying Start Dates (April 2, April 16, May 13) - August 14, 2024 (with potential to extend)Apply here!
Youth Program Crew Leader Development Program (CLDP)Salida, CO • Los Valles RegionVarying Start Dates (April 2, April 16, May 13) - August 14, 2024 (with potential to extend)Apply here!

Small Teams Leadership • Ecological Monitoring, Strike Team, & Watershed Programs

Position TitleLocationDates of EmploymentApplication
Ecological Monitoring Crew Leader in ColoradoMultiple positions available in Cañon City, Dolores, Durango, Grand Junction, Gunnison, Monte Vista, & MontroseApril 1 - November 1, 2024Apply here!
Ecological Monitoring Crew Leader in New MexicoMultiple positions available in Albuquerque, Farmington, Las Cruces, Roswell, & Santa FeApril 1, 2024 - March 28, 2025Apply here!

Veterans Fire Corps Leadership • Four Corners & Los Valles Regions

Currently no open positions; check back at a later date.